Monday, 11 November 2019

Supporting Teachers Through the Season

Supporting teachers matters.  As we head into the holiday season, Possip’s internal research shows that the Thanksgiving holiday can be the start of a high season of teacher turnover and attrition. Further, esearch shows that almost 50% of teachers leave the profession in their first 5 years. http://www.nea.org/tools/17054.htm  The good news is there are things …

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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Getting Parents onto Campus – or Engaged if Not

Schools often want to get parents onto campus and engaged.   Yet there are barriers.   In this 15 minute power session, former principal Amanda Richards shares some quick tips for how to get parents onto campus. Also, parents can’t get to campus – so how can you engage them if they can’t! Sign up …

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

6 Tips for Teacher Parent Communication: Principal’s Corner

Last week we shared part 1 of our series on teacher parent communication. You can find it here: https://www.possipit.com/teacher-parent-communication-principals-corner/ We know that parents and teachers have diverse needs and wants.  Our last blog shares a bit about how principals can help teachers segment their parents.  We also want to share some tactical steps for teacher …

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Teacher Parent Communication: Principal’s Corner

How To Improve Teacher Parent Communication Teacher parent communication. Parents sometimes say “I want better communication with my child’s teacher.”  What does that mean?  And is it really possible?  The short answer is – yes!  There are easier ways to improve teacher to parent communication.  This is part 1 of our 2 part series on …

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Teacher Vacancies Mid-Year: Principal’s Corner

Mid-year teacher vacancies is tough!  The teachers I worked with knew that choosing to leave mid-year was not an option in my mind. Studies show that students who have a teacher leave mid-year lose about 54 days of academic growth compared to those who have a stable teacher all year (see the research here). Teacher retention …

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

How Vulnerability Can Be The Key To Getting Parents Engaged (Part Two)

Natalie is a 2nd grade teacher in one of Possip’s partner schools. Recently, she talked with our team about parent engagement, and how she got over her fear of being vulnerable with her students’ parents. This is part two of a two part blog. Read Part One here.   Photo by stem.T4L on Unsplash At the end of …

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Getting Your School a Plan to Respond to Bullying

Last week we blogged about preventative bullying tips.  The reality is, bullying happens even with the best planning. Also, we have found that parents can give grace when their child experiences bullying at school.  However, they can get frustrated when there isn’t a plan to address it.  So this week we’re back with tips on …

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